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  • Global week ahead for December 2-9: A power shift in Luxembourg; tree lighting in Washington; election in India

    Global week ahead for December 2-9: A power shift in Luxembourg; tree lighting in Washington; election in India
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Luxembourg City's mayor Xavier Bettel is slated to become the country's next prime minister, following the end of coalition talks on Friday that usher in a Liberal government for the first time in decades. Bettel's swearing-in on...
  • Sharon's style missed [Commentary]

    Sharon's style missed [Commentary]
    Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon's death is a stark reminder of the absence of strong leadership in Israel today. More than their differences in physical appearance or demeanor, what distinguished Sharon from current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Wireless health-care technologies are ripe with potential for minority entrepreneurs [Letter]

    The tele-medicine phenomenon brought about by applications such as Sickweather is changing — in some cases saving — lives across America ("Social media can help contain illness Dec. 2). It's also creating new economic opportunities for start-...
  • Cummings: Ted Cruz 'got an earful' from Dems on South Africa trip

    Cummings: Ted Cruz 'got an earful' from Dems on South Africa trip
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned domestic policy. In fact, Cummings said he and other Democrats in the official delegation have used the trip to debate with Sen. Ted Cruz on...
  • Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]

    Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]
    As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly descended on Kabul for a surprise stopover this weekend, it is telling that he did not meet with President Hamid Karzai. Previous visits by senior U.S. officials to strike a compromise with the Afghan leader have...
  • Survey: Federal workers still willing to put in extra effort as job satisfaction drops

    After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States. Developing a...
  • Carroll delegates offer reassurance on gaming bill prospects

    Carroll delegates offer reassurance on gaming bill prospects
    For the past six years, Carroll County has proposed a bill that would enable charitable organizations to host card game or casino night fundraisers. The proposal has been approved by either the House of Delegates or the Senate each year, but never by...
  • Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies

    Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies
    Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85. Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
  • Atypical images of war [Commentary]

    Atypical images of war [Commentary]
    In three weeks, representatives from the Assad regime and the opposition are scheduled to convene in Geneva to begin the process of negotiating peace in Syria's civil war — five months after the government's chemical weapons attacks killed more than...
  • State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

    State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion
    Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment. Enrolling more lower-income residents...
  • Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending

    Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending
    Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season. With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
  • The business case for redistricting reform

    The business case for redistricting reform
    When the Greater Baltimore Committee asked a roundtable of CEOs for ideas on how to improve Maryland's business climate, many of the answers were unsurprising — lower taxes, a more predictable regulatory system and the like. But at least one of them...